6 recommendations to improve cybersecurity in our personal lives
- Experts from S2 Grupo have highlighted that knowing the cyber risks we face as well as the tools we have to avoid them, are essential steps in raising cybersecurity awareness in society.
- Having a NAS server, a personal VPN, cybersecure wallets, USB blockers or RFDI protection systems are some of the gadgets that can increase cybersecurity in homes in a very simple way.
Valencia, February 6, 2023.- On the occasion of the celebration of the International Safe Internet Day tomorrow, Tuesday, February 7, the Valencian company S2 Grupo has highlighted the importance of cyberprotecting homes and our personal lives to avoid being victims of cybercrime.
"If we want to protect our digital life and that of our family, it is essential that we become aware of both the risks that we can find on the Internet and the tools we have today to be cyberprotected and thus be able to enjoy technology while minimizing the risks that may accompany it," explained José Rosell, managing partner of S2 Grupo.
"Little by little, society is becoming more aware of cybersecurity. We know the risks of using public WiFis, using weak passwords or not regularly updating the systems of our devices, for example. But it is also interesting that we incorporate new tools that can help us at all ages, ranging from cybersecurity stories for children to smartphones especially designed to help the elderly," said Miguel A. Juan, managing partner of S2 Grupo.
In this regard, experts from the company have highlighted 6 recommendations that will help improve cybersecurity in homes and in our personal lives:
- Have a NAS storage server. - This is a private home cloud where you can store information and avoid relying on third-party services such as Google, Apple, Dropbox or Wetransfer. This type of server is easily connected to the home network and allows us to store information, manage it and share it with the users we choose.
- Have a personal VPN. - This consists of a virtual private network, widely used in cases of teleworking, which is also very interesting for our personal security. They act as a tunnel that protects our Internet activity and prevents others from accessing our data and stealing personal information.
- Acquire a privacy kit. - As pointed out by S2 Grupo, this type of gadget is one of the best anti-spyware shields since it has an RFDI blocking card to prevent contactless cards from being read, a USB data blocker to charge devices securely, and a webcam cover.
- Have a cybersecure wallet. - These types of accessories usually have RFDI protection (which becomes a shield that prevents cards from being cloned, personal data from being accessed or unauthorized purchases from being made). They also have card anti-fall mechanisms, even if the wallet is turned upside down, and a pocket for Airtag, Apple's tracking device, among other elements.
- Reducing the digital divide with adapted smartphones. - In this regard, S2 Grupo has highlighted the usefulness of "Maximiliana", a smartphone especially designed for the elderly, which works on its own. It was created by the engineer Jorge Terreu to be able to see his grandmother Maximiliana while he was on Erasmus in France. It is a very simple phone with which you can receive video calls and messages without having to touch anything.
- Give away cybersecurity stories. - To raise awareness among the youngest members of the household, it is recommended to give away these types of stories that explain the problems that a child may face every time he or she has a smartphone or tablet in his or her hands in a fun and easy way through fables. Through them, they will learn to detect threats through situations in which the characters face a problem, reflect on it, ask for help and see how it is solved.
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